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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Paradise, Michigan


Paradise, Michigan
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Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.61071
Longitude: -85.20628

Elevation: 729' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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45 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This was a good sp. Sand/dirt made the RR hard for the employees to keep the floors clean. Rainy weather did not help. We visited the upper/lower falls and the ship wreck museum. All interesting. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Falls and ship wreck museum.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park. Excellent location to see both upper and lower falls and a day journey to White Fish Bay. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

White Fish Bay and the Shipwreck Museum makes a great day trip.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Rivermouth modern campground. It was nicely laid out, with shaded, grassy sites. The sight were open to your neighbor, but spaced far enough apart to allow for some privacy. We were there in early June so it was not fully occupied and quite quiet. I can imagine it would be very busy at peak times. This campground was ideally located for exploring the surrounding area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to see the Shipwreak Museum at Whitefish Point. Do the tour to the top of the lighthouse. The Falls were beautiful. Lovely paved and boardwalk paths.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Site 4 is convenient to the lower falls, although it is a little tight getting into (close trees). Backing a fifth wheel into the site, I had to cross the grass of the site across the road. The space in the site is adequate. There is a heavy tree cover, therefore very little grass, on the sites next to the river. The ground is generally muddy when it rains, although since it is somewhat sandy it does not hold water long. Also, these sites are not satellite friendly. The interior sites have less tree cover, so better for the mud and satellite reception, depending on the site.

This is a very good location to use as a base camp to drive to Whitefish point and the maritime museum there (impressive and well worth the entrance fee). Falls are beautiful, although small compared to Western States falls. There are many well marked hiking trails in the park. The park was almost crowded and "touristy" even during October.

Very friendly park staff. Verizon coverage = 2/5, but spotty; local TV coverage = 0; utilities were adequate. Firewood is sold daily by a vendor making rounds around 3PM. Keep your diesel tanks full while in the area. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

If you visit the maritime museum at Whitefish Point and want to tour the lighthouse (climbing the stairs), ask about it at the ticket counter. They will have you sign a waiver and make a $4 donation. This is not advertised.

Great white fish dishes at Brown Fisheries: "The Fish House" in Paradise. If you want to visit the Crisp Point lighthouse, your GPS will get you there, but be prepared to travel on many miles of dirt roads: some wash boarded.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We rolled in late on a Monday evening without reservations. The Ranger told us they only had 1 site left (Handicaped for a <30' trailer. He told us to go look at it and decide if we could make it work for our 32". We looked at the site and found it spacious enough for our trailer. The staff here was great. We were only there one night but did enjoy walking the trails net to the falls. This is a great destination. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a nice gift shop and restuarant at the falls.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Yet another great Michigan State Park. Perfectly situated for hikes to both Lower and Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Our site was not satellite-friendly, and I believe that is the case overall. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
163
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Great Lakes Shipwreck museum is only 20 mi north.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

It had rained a lot the week prior so the bugs were BAD. Lots are mostly shady. Site surface was dirt and grass. Had a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay was great. The park was clean and quiet we could hear the falls from our campsite. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We went to bothe upper and lower falls. We went to the Great Lakes Ship wreck Museum. We ate dinner at the upper falls.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 2 nights in two different campgrounds in park. All sites are power only. We had wanted to stay in the Portage section both nights but when we arrived the staff informed us that power was off in that section due to a storm the night before. They allowed us to drive thru the lower falls campground and pick a spot. This campground was nice but a further walk to the falls. We visited lighthouse and museum at Whitefish point the next day and when we returned were able to spend the second night in the portage campground. We like this one best because it was an easy walk to the falls. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Quiet campground in the woods; very close to the Lower Falls. Electric, Dump Station, water available at Dump. Good paved interior roads, roomy, level, dirt/grass sites with plenty of shade. Great place to walk my dogs, and they loved watching the little red squirrels and chipmunks scurrying around. We stayed in Hemlock Campground, Site #146 - a long pull-through. We would stay here again. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
146
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to see both the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls; also the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point Light Station.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived late afternoon on a Sunday in Sept after spending time at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum about 15 miles away. We'd read about the Lower Falls campgrounds of Portage and Hemlock that provide electric, no water but with a dump station, and hoped we'd get a site. Not to worry. While Portage was nearly full, being nearer to the Lower Falls and more popular, Hemlock had plenty of open spots. On arrival, since we were out of state, we paid $31 for a state park passport which allowed us also to camp since we hoped to find other state camping spots within the next week. Normal overnight is $23. We parked in Hemlock #155 with 30 amp service. We're only 25 feet so backing in to this shorter site right across from the showers and toilets was easy and ideal. We haven't seen electric provided in a state park before so this was a luxury. The toilets were very clean and well kept. The showers have curtains with a separate changing area from the shower. The sites have large fire rings and well maintained picnic tables. While the sites are somewhat close, they were plenty big enough for slide outs and privacy. The campground is wooded and shady. No over the air TV to be had, of course. No wi-fi but we had some Verizon strength. The rangers are kind and very helpful. There aren't any printed rules provided on check in with quiet hours information and such but we assumed typical quiet hours and rules pertained. The pads are level gravel and grass and the roads are paved. This is really quite a pleasant place, quiet and worth the stopover, if there is space open. I'm sure this is a popular Summer destination in this area. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Hemlock 155
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Visit shipwreck museum and lighthouse, spend time on the trails and see the falls in the area. Just make sure you fill up your gas/diesel when you see it as there aren't many stations to be found in the area.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park. We stayed at the Hemlock campground. Short hike to the lower falls. Kids had fun playing in the river at the falls. Beautiful area. We camped in a motorhome. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a campground that would allow us easy access to hiking trails around the Tahquamenon Falls area. We're self-contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We camped here on weekdays in July.

There are 2 campgrounds at the lower falls - Hemlock and Portage. Both are convenient to the falls and hiking. We stayed at Hemlock. This is a nice campground. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a variety of sites - sun, shade, short and wide, long and narrow, level and not. Sites are electric only and there's a convenient dump and water station. There's no WiFi. There's no AT&T coverage. There was a usable Verizon signal. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The lower falls were 1.5 miles from our campsite on the road and .6 miles via trail. The upper falls were 4 miles (one way) via road or trail from the campsite. The trails were well maintained and marked. There's a brew pub and gift shop at the upper falls.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park has more than one campground and the reviews should be separated. This review is for the Rivermouth Campground.
You are required to buy a membership in the state park system for each vehicle. We got the annual membership at $31. We have a tow vehicle so that was $62.

There are only two sites at Rivermouth for big rigs. These sites are asphalt, pretty large, no water no sewer no satellite lock no OTA no wifi, but did have good 50amp.

Nice site with lots of trees and good fishing. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Clean campground, very quiet during quiet hours! Short walk to Lower Falls, beautiful! Rent a paddle boat to see the Falls up close, wear water shoes, swim wear, splash, wade, go under the Falls! Safe and so fun. On way back, stop at concession for delicious icecream and a souvenir. Go 4 miles to the grand Upper Falls. Closest grocery is about 30 miles south, not much going on in sleepy Paradise, plenty at camp ground. We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14 Portage
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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